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ADVOCACY ACTION PLAN

2006 - 2007

GOAL:

For the Indiana Association for the Colleges of Teacher Education to serve as a strong advocate for higher education and teacher education in the state of Indiana.

ACTIONS:

1) Designate at least one IACTE member to attend each meeting of the appropriate state educational agencies representing the Association and to report necessary follow-up action to the IACTE Executive Committee. Links to the meeting minutes will be posted on the IACTE Web site.

2) The Association will publish an annual State of Teacher Education in Indiana report drawn from institutional Title II and October reports for distribution to members of the General Assembly and other appropriate agencies. The exact data points to be documented in this brief report will be approved by the IACTE Executive Committee.

3) For potential state policy issues, IACTE will publish and distribute Fact Sheets to members of the General Assembly and other appropriate governmental agencies.

4) IACTE will invite institutions to submit topics, programs, activities within their institution which represent the "positive" story to be told about teacher education. IACTE will prepare two-three feature articles for press release across the state, including state representatives.

5) IACTE will establish viable partnerships with other state professional education organizations.

6) IACTE will engage in a deliberate process of educating its membership concerning political advocacy, national agendas impacting teacher education programs and issues at the statewide level which will influence programs; to include dissemination to the membership of information obtained or developed in the efforts listed above.

Approved 7/27/06

To access the former Advocacy Action Plans, please visit:

Advocacy Action Plan 07-08